Alums Ben York Jones (’06) and Michael Mohan (’02) have successfully landed a new project – “Heartbeats” – at Starz, making waves across Variety, Deadline, ComingSoon.net, The Hollywood Reporter, and other major industry news outlets recently. “Heartbeats” is an intimate glimpse into the constantly intersecting and diverging lives of Bobby and Kristen; two down-to-Earth individuals
As part of the ongoing process of updating our equipment, we get a lot of new cameras, lighting, computers, and even software. But undeniably, one of the coolest new acquisitions we’ve purchased recently, is our brand-new set of Xsens Motion Capture suits. We’ve had a motion capture studio for years now – in fact, we
The International Cinematographer’s Guild annually selects a handful of the most talented, promising professionals from its own ranks to compete for the Emerging Cinematographer’s Award. Including Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Camera Assistants, Film Loaders, all members of camera crews, the pool of talented members can be quite huge, rivaling
Dodge College continues to grow adding new programs, accomplished faculty and unparalleled opportunities for our students. To accommodate our evolution, we have recently expanded our operations into the Gothic Moon building, located at 535 W. Palm Avenue, across the train tracks from Marion Knott Studios. As a result, some of our faculty and staff have
In 1989, Bill Kroyer traveled to the beautiful French town of Annecy for the oldest and largest animation festival in the world, coming home with the Apollo Award for his film, Technological Threat. Twenty-four years later, Kroyer carried the Chapman banner to France, as a Dodge College Professor and Director of the Digital Arts program,
The OC Weekly magazine and online blog, had some awesome thoughts to share about Cyrus Kowsari (’12, Film Production) and his most recent film, which is currently playing at film festivals across the country. From the OC Weekly, Cyrus Kowsari, a Chapman University alum, has been living the aspiring filmmaker dream. The Color of Christmas,
Professor John Badham, one of the many faculty members we have first known for their big-screen successes, has been making headlines with the publication of his new book, John Badham On Directing: Notes from the Set of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, and More (Amazon link). Dodge College students will enjoy his experienced perspective in
Over the past three decades, as the founding dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman U., Bob Bassett has continually pushed to innovate ways of giving students practical, hands-on experience, and to provide a curriculum largely unconstrained by more rigid, traditional ideas. Dean Bassett is Variety’s “Media Mentor of the Year”!
Orange, CA (August 28, 2013) – Academy Award® winning producer and President of Mandalay Pictures Cathy Schulman (“Crash,” “The Illusionist”) and veteran Hollywood art director and set designer John Chichester are the two newest industry luminaries to join the faculty of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the
Every aspiring indie producer needs to check out this quick, informative article from a recent producing alum.